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Maryland Code, Economic Development § 5-403

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(a) The General Assembly finds that:

(1) unemployment conditions exist in many areas of the State;

(2) the acquisition and improvement of facilities are essential to relieve this unemployment and establish a balanced economy in the State;

(3) the health, safety, welfare, and right of gainful employment of residents throughout the State will be promoted by the acquisition and improvement of facilities;

(4) the control or abatement of environmental pollution in the State, including noise pollution, is necessary to:

(i) protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the State;

(ii) protect natural resources;

(iii) retain and attract industry and commercial enterprises;  and

(iv) promote economic development;

(5) public ports in the State are valuable assets and any improvements to these ports that increase the import and export of waterborne commerce will directly benefit residents throughout the State;

(6) businesses need greater access to capital markets;  and

(7) the availability of financial assistance under this subtitle will promote the economic development of the State.

(b) The purposes of this subtitle are to:

(1) relieve unemployment in the State;

(2) encourage the increase of industry and commerce and a balanced economy in the State;

(3) help retain and attract industry and commerce through measures including:

(i) port development;

(ii) the control, reduction, or abatement of environmental pollution;  and

(iii) the utilization and disposal of wastes;

(4) promote economic development;

(5) protect natural resources and encourage resource recovery;

(6) encourage the creation and expansion of day care facilities in the State;  and

(7) promote the health, safety, and welfare of residents throughout the State.

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